What is the distance between # (–2, 1, 3) # and #(–4, 3, 0) #?

1 Answer
Jun 1, 2018

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

The formula for calculating the distance between two points is:

#d = sqrt((color(red)(x_2) - color(blue)(x_1))^2 + (color(red)(y_2) - color(blue)(y_1))^2 + (color(red)(z_2) - color(blue)(z_1))^2)#

Substituting the values from the points in the problem gives:

#d = sqrt((color(red)(-4) - color(blue)(-2))^2 + (color(red)(3) - color(blue)(1))^2 + (color(red)(0) - color(blue)(3))^2)#

#d = sqrt((color(red)(-4) + color(blue)(2))^2 + (color(red)(3) - color(blue)(1))^2 + (color(red)(0) - color(blue)(3))^2)#

#d = sqrt((-2)^2 + 2^2 + (-3)^2)#

#d = sqrt(4 + 4 + 9)#

#d = sqrt(17)#

Or, approximately

#d = 4.123#